Priorities!

Stable Jenius

As the Trump-Virus continues to ravage unabated (yesterday, North Dakota crossed a devastating threshold: 1 out of 800 people there have died of the Trump-Virus), people are being evicted onto the streets in December with a pandemic raging because no one has a job or any money, and Lord Damp Nut has his finger on the public’s pulse and springs into decisive action:

Yup. He’s attacking social media.

“President Donald Trump threatened to veto must-pass defense policy legislation on Tuesday unless lawmakers agree to repeal a legal shield for social media companies, a move that one senior House staffer called “a total non-starter” for Democrats.

“Trump’s push to repeal the protections, known as Section 230, has become the most contentious remaining issue in talks on the National Defense Authorization Act. The president ratcheted up the pressure on Congress in a pair of tweets Tuesday night, threatening to nix the $740 billion bill unless it includes the repeal…

“…It’s the second time Trump has threatened to veto the defense bill. Over the summer, Trump pledged to tank the bill over a provision to remove the names of Confederate leaders from Army bases.”

Section 230 protects online companies such as Facebook and Twitter from lawsuits over content posted on their platforms. He wants to sue them for being mean to him. What he probably doesn’t see (and surely cannot understand) is that this would become content moderation and his own behavior on these platforms would have him banned.

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18 Responses to Priorities!

  1. Honestly, they should just fucking call his bluff. after all this is on his shitter account, it’s not like it’s a real threat.

    And if he vetoes it, will the House and Senate be able to pull on their Big Girl pants and override it? Wanna bet #MoscowMitch has that much self-preservation instinct.

    (also, only “Big Tech” has it because they’re the only companies that allow anyone to publish what they want in public because it’ Section 230 of the COMMUNICATIONS AND DECENCY ACT)

    Kinda doesn’t apply to, say, oil companies.

    Also, too, I think this would make internet hosting services liable for anything that is published on their networks, too…be fun to watch OANN shut down, because their ISP doesn’t want to assume the liability.

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    • MJG says:

      Dear Mr. Trump;
      With the passage of the defense act which contained the removal of Section 230, your content opens us up to liability. Therefore your account has been terminated.
      Cheers,
      Twitter

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  2. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    This is all because the hashtag ‘Diaper Don’ was trending last week.

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  3. osirisopto says:

    Pass the popcorn.
    I’m going to enjoy watching him fold on this one as his last official act in office.

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  4. donnah says:

    I still, even after this nightmare of a political term, cannot believe what a childish, vengeful asshole Trump is. He’s going after social media because somebody called him a mean name, nevermind that he built and sustained his entire presidency on a media platform in Twitter.

    He is now saying that not only will he not be attending Biden’s Inauguration, he’s going to host a competing media event in which he will announce his run for the presidency in 2024. He is also refusing to welcome the Bidens to the White House, as is customary. But why would he all of a sudden show any class, integrity, or dignity? He’s a turd.

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    • He has always been like this. The man can hold a grudge like a fucking barnacle.

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    • R White says:

      What makes those prospects worse is that he will always be an ankle-biting asshole consuming media exposure since the overrated and overpaid stenographers are all junkies for his non-stop chaos and managerial incompetence. They can’t quit covering him and he knows it. I just hope that Biden has the nerve to take the worthless beltway media to task if and when they all decide that his administration doesn’t matter.

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      • Is it time for Handsome Joe to restart the weekly (dumpster)fireside chats? Calling out the saboteurs and obstructors by name. “You aren’t getting a relief check this week because Moscow Mitch already got payed,” he might say.

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      • MDavis says:

        What a fine idea. Even better because it can be the simple truth.
        It would be nice to have a nice compact package of the truth available for when the kookie-dukes start flying.

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    • MDavis says:

      I seem to remember he’s promised to make it easier to sue for libel since his campaign began. If anyone has tried explaining to him how this move will impair his ability to spew the garbage he spews on the regular, he didn’t understand it. Above his age level, I guess.
      This has been an interesting administration.
      Also, boring is underrated.

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  5. beckymaenot says:

    I can’t wait for this most vile example of human shaped biological material to be removed from the White House. I long for the Trump-free era- when every single news day won’t be dedicated to the latest stench spewing from this dreadful, wicked, foul, cruel, nasty, evil, repulsive, heinous, horrid, villainous, diabolical, fiendish, offensive, vicious, odious, obnoxious murdering barbarian. Please- do not let the door hit you in the diaper on your way out. Good riddance.

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  6. roket says:

    Parler says whut?

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  7. StringOnAStick says:

    I read that the Defense Authorization Act includes a stiff new set of rules for making it easier to uncover money laundering, sponsored by Senator Warner. Things like forcing ownership disclosure for the Russian nesting dolls that are shell corporations, among other shiny new investigative tools. That could have a lot to do with tRump wanting an excuse to veto this while he’s trying to shovel money out of the US as fast as Jared can

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  8. purplehead says:

    I can’t wait not to look at that particular photograph of Orange Anus. I think it is by far the most stomach-churning of them all. Ugh. What a disgusting creature.

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    • Bruce388 says:

      I believe that photo was taken when the Covidiot was trying to say “Thank you” as the reporters were herded out of the room.

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